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Crescent Moon and planets over the Basilica

:: The image shows the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon early this morning.  Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just over the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon’s sunlit crescent. The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco :: :: […]

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My new video “The Sky over Turin”

Enjoy my new video showing images I took in Turin and its surroundings ;-) Clicking the links below you will find more info on some of the images included: Full Moon and the Sacra of San Michele Crescent Moon and Venus over Monviso A contact with the Old Moon Not a Blue Moon Venus-Jupiter over […]

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Venus, Mercury and Mars in the predawn twilight

The planet show goes on: this morning I caught the close encounter between Venus, Mercury and Mars (it appeared very dim among the clouds)

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The best Mercury of 2011

This evening Mercury reached greatest eastern elongation and some 40 minutes after sunset it appeared well above the chain of the Alps — a pretty rare view :-) Tech. details: Canon Eos 1000d; Exp: 2 sec; F/5.6; ISO: 400 Featured on EarthSky

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Mercury in the Equinox day

This evening of the Equinox day (that in Italy occurred at 00.21 a.m.) I imaged Mercury above a lonely tree above a hill of the Langhe, the region in the Northwest of Italy famous for its wines. It was some 50 minutes after sunset and less than two days of days before its greatest eastern […]

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Venus and Mercury in the pre-dawn twilight

After many days of cloudy weather, this morning I did not want to miss the rare occasion of  clear sky so one and a half before hour dawn moved to a hill with an open view over the eastern horizon of Turin to try to capture Venus and Mercury just few days after their greatest […]

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